Baby found in dumpster

Newborn boy found stuffed in bottom of restaurant dumpster

Police say a Texas woman apparently gave birth inside a Hurst restaurant, then stuffed the newborn inside a dumpster outside of the restaurant.

NBC DFW reports that a 28-year-old employee of the Souper Salad restaurant off of the 900 block of Melbourne Road reportedly gave birth to an infant son inside the restaurant’s bathroom. The woman, whose name is unknown this time, then wrapped the baby in a bag before dropping him into the dumpster.

Another employee of the store contacted police and said a co-worker had a miscarriage inside the bathroom or “had a baby.” The co-worker noticed the suspect walking out of the restaurant carrying what looked like blanket, headed for the dumpster. Police and firefighters responded to the scene and located the mother, who was sent to a local hospital for medical treatment after they determined she gave birth to the baby inside the restroom without medical help.

“I saw a lot of commotion in the parking lot around 9:30, around Souper Salad before they ever opened,” Houng Ta, an employee at a nearby establishment told the Star-Telegram. “There were some ambulances, fire trucks and police cars, but I never saw what happened.”

While searching the dumpster, authorities spotted a tiny baby boy inside a plastic garbage bag at the bottom of the dumpster. When they lifted him out, the baby cried. Police rushed the infant to the hospital, where he’s listed as healthy and in “good condition.”

According to police, charges are expected to be filed on the mom for abandoning the baby.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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